FAQs ABOUT ALMOTAN 12.5MG
What ALMOTAN 12.5MG is used for?
ALMOTAN 12.5MG is used for acute treatment of migraines with or without aura (blind spots) in adults and adolescents (aged 12 – 17 years) which generally cause moderate to severe throbbing or pulsing pain on one or both sides of your head usually characterized by symptoms such as nausea, visual disturbance, dizziness, numbness, tingling, irritability, difficulty speaking, and temporary loss of vision.
How ALMOTAN 12.5MG works in your body?
ALMOTAN 12.5MG works by binding to 5-HT1B and 5-HT1D receptors (proteins responsible for basic brain function) in the blood vessels of the brain that cause narrowing of the vessels and reduce blood flow to the brain thus resulting in the blockade of transmission of pain signals to the brain which produce relief from the migraine pain.
What side effects are seen with ALMOTAN 12.5MG?
The most common side effects of taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG are dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, and tiredness. Consult doctor if any of the symptoms gets worse over the time.
Is ALMOTAN 12.5MG safe to use in children?
No. ALMOTAN 12.5MG is not recommended for use in children (less than 12 years of age). If ALMOTAN 12.5MG is accidentally ingested by a child, go to the hospital immediately and consult the doctor for further management.
Can ALMOTAN 12.5MG be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women?
ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in pregnant women only if the expected benefits outweigh any potential risk to the fetus. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG. If you think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby, then consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG for an advice. ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in breastfeeding women who should avoid breastfeeding for 24 hours after taking this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.